"Children Who Labor" is a short social drama produced for The National Child Labor Committee. We have included this film in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of Shirley Mason, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.An 11 y.o. Shirley Mason has a child's role in the film. Nonetheless seeing her in any role is a rarity that must be appreciated considering that very few of her films survive.Directed by Ashley Miller (uncredited)Written by ... Topics: Shirley Mason, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film, old movies, silent film...
This is the same "The General Line" that appears elsewhere on the archive but I have added English inter titles which make it much more accessible. Directed by Sergei Eisenstein and released in 1929, while not one of Eisenstein's best films (it was recut for political reasons and later resored).) it is a lovely portrait of Russian peasant life during the transition from human to mechanized labor. Topics: Russia, Eisenstein, collective, Communism, silents
A bizarre flick from Mexico translated by K. Gordon Murray for children's matinees, in which Santa Claus is the envy of the CIA and avoids child labor laws by keeping his slaves in an orbital castle over the North Pole. Currently #44 on IMDB's Bottom 100 of worst films, beating out "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" by a wide margin. From everything I've heard, it's PD in Mexico, too, so the GATT monster didn't get this one! ( 10 reviews ) Topics: Santa Claus, christmas
This long clip shows the entire process of welding a large piece of metal before the advent of the industrial electric welder. Notice the forge and the foreman overseeing the work. Check out the muscles on those guys. Many of them are probably recent immigrants. It seem incredible that the average weekly wage for such hard labor was $3 to $5. The shot was made at the Westinghouse plant where electric generators were made. The photographer was the famous Billy Bitzer who later teamed up with... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: stock footage, standard 4:3, historic, 1904, welding, forge, industry, Westinghouse, immigration,...
A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance herself from labor troubles, an oily politician, a moll and a mobster fleeing the wrath of the gangs they've double-crossed, two rival munitions salesmen out to cash in on the misery of war, and a fresh-faced young steward. Caught in a course-altering storm, a crash-landing destroys the plane, kills the... ( 3 reviews ) Topic: Drama
Some people may have searched the Internet Archive for moving images of people in the Roosevelt staff and found Henry Morgenthau talking about bonds, an impressive speech by Henry Wallace and Harry Hopkins inspecting the work of WPA. You can catch a glimpse of other people as well. This is a collection of such glimpses. Henry A. Wallace and James Farley appear in this movie from 1963: http://www.archive.org/details/openmind_ep1152 A webside dedicated to Frances Perkins:... Topics: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry L. Hopkins, Harold L. Ickes, Frances Perkins, Henry...
Presented at Globians Film Festival 2005: The Abbey of the Genesee is a short film from the perspective of the Trappists Monks of the Abbey of the Genesee, in Piffard, NY. The Abbey of the Genesee is a community of contemplative monks belonging to the world-wide Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (O.C.S.O.) more commonly known as Trappists. As described in their Constitutions the community belongs to "...a monastic institute wholly ordered to contemplation. The monks dedicate... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Globians world and culture documentary archive, Globians Film Festival 2005, Globians, documentary,...
Abridge Review of Ben Loeterman's 'The People v Leo Frank' Stripping away all pretenses and political correctness in terms of giving a synopsis of 'The People v Leo Frank', it is essentially at its very core an unforgivably racist anti-Gentile crime docudrama and reprehensibly dishonest historical retelling of Jewish propaganda hate film directed at smearing Southerners and European-Americans. It is a film which like every other Jewish (Frankite) film (The Murder of Mary Phagan, 1987 on... ( 11 reviews ) Topics: Leo Frank, Leo M. Frank, Leo Max Frank, Jewish, Northerner, Brooklyn, NYC, Engineer, Mary Phagan,...
Deux kinoites sixquarantiens sont passés à l'émission communautaire du coin pour promouvoir la révolution numérique. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Kino, Kino640, Kino 640, geek, nerd, nerds, video, editing, computer chronicles, revolution...
Dans la banlieue de Lachenaie, au nord de Montréal, le printemps arrive, nous faisant constater joyeusement que la neige fond, que la marde pousse et que l'été s'en vient. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: kino, kino640, joie
The clash of powerful, conflicting interests in steel town (or what used to be steel town). The flag-waving finale had to do with the recent US entry into WW 2. Topics: movie trailers, dramas, labor vs management, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Marlene Dietrich
Une habitante de l'isle-aux-coudres se questionne sur sa vie, la vie sur l'alcatraz de la jeunesse. Aujourd'hui, comme a l'habitude sa mere va la chercher pour l'amener a quebec. Elle doit choissir entre rester sur son ile natal ou partir. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: kino640, kino, francais
Une animation communiste! C'est en remarquant l'inégalité entre mon bichon maltais et moi-même que j'ai eu l'idée de faire un drôle de parallèle avec notre domestication devant la classe bourgeoise. Tous les personnages sont des portraits réalistes des amis de mon frère, à savoir Simon L'Écuyer, Simon Lachapelle et Vincent Lemieux (travesti en vielle bourgeoise). Depuis ce film, j'essaie tant bien que mal d'être l'égal de mon bichon maltais... c'est difficile! ( 2 reviews ) Topics: animation, kino, français
Ce film met en dérision la psychologie behavioriste américaine. Le contrôle des émotions est important, pour maintenir sa personnalité ronde et en santé. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: kino, kino640, behaviorism, emotions
Février 2005 : notre 17e film. Les comediens se devaient d'etre totalement immobiles dans le but de respecter un blâme (contrainte technique imposée après le non respect de certaines règles lors des soirées kino). Une situation particulierement eprouvante pour 3 truands alors qu'une simple partie de poker tourne au vinaigre. www.kino640.org ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Kino, 640, Kino640
Une animation obsessionnelle mélangeant politique, perversion, voyages dans le temps, philosophie, sang et destruction du monde. Jamais autant dénergie naura été consacrée à légard dun scénario aussi... Bon voyage ! ( 2 reviews ) Topics: animation, kino, français
Avez-vous déjà vu un film de science fiction écologique tourné en Nouvelle-Écosse mélangeant limaces, hommes et femmes préhistoriques, brouillard et océan? Non! Voici votre chance! ( 2 reviews ) Topics: court-métrage, Kino, Français
Après avoir lu un article sur le premier film qui a été complètement fait en numérique, j'ai décidé de relever le même défi. Alors, mon Kino est entièrement fait à l'aide des technologies numériques; les personnages sont des cyborgs virtuels, les voix sont synthétiques et les photos ont été prises avec une caméra numérique ;) Dans ce Kino, nous recevons un message venant d'une civilisation de Cyborg qui nous explique le déclin de notre société moderne... Bonne écoute!... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Kino, Kino640, Francais
In 1975, Connecticut made the sperm whale its official state animal, as a symbol of conservation. The following year, a group of volunteers from the Connecticut Cetacean Society spent over 5,000 hours building a life-size, 60-foot, ferro-cement model of a male sperm whale, on the grounds of the Children's Museum in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Director of the project was Robbins Barstow, who filmed this dramatic, home-made documentary. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: home movie, Barstow Travel Adventure
The film follows the adventures of the writer Jack London (Michael O'Shea) who was, among other things, oyster pirate, hobo, sailor, prospector and war correspondent. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Adventure, Biography, Susan Hayward
Strike was directed in 1925 by Sergai Eisenstein. It was Esienstein's first feature film and an indicator of the brilliant films t follow. As with other Communist films of this period, the workers in general are the heroes. The composition and editing are spectacular, particularly with the scenes as the troop raid the apartment buildings, and the conclusion where the killing of the workers is intercut with the slaughter of cattle. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Eisenstein, worker, labor communism, russia
This is the greatest of all Austrlian Silent films. Made just before the advent of synchronised sound, this film had a limited period of commercial viabilty before it dissapeared from sight. Based on the serialised novel by Marcus Clarke, this was the most expensive film produced in Australia at the time. It costed 50,000 pounds when the average Australian film was made for around 1000 pounds. The film stars George Fisher as Richard Devine/Rufus Dawes/John Rex and Eva Novak as Sylvia Vickers... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Australia, Silent Film, Epic, Marcus Clarke, Convicts, Wrongly Convicted, Doubles, Scandal
US government propaganda film made during WWII touting the virtues of hemp. The film was aimed at farmers at a time when the miltary was facing a shortage of hemp, it shows how hemp is grown and processed into rope and other products. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page. ( 22 reviews ) Topics: propaganda, government film, pdmovies
From IMDb: Teenagers Reg, Skip, Julie and Pam go out for an afternoon of water skiing on a nice day. They come ashore on an island that is being used as a testing center for a scientist and agents from "an eastern power." They seek to turn the people of the United States into easily controlled zombie like creatures. The agents steal Reg's boat, stranding the teens on the island. The four friends are then held captive in cages able only to speculate on their fate. Though they have... ( 9 reviews ) Topics: horror, pdmovies
Here is Germany was made to prepare soldiers who had not seen combat to go to Germany for the US occupation after the May 8, 1945 unconditional surrender. The film was, however, never used for its intended purpose. Here is Germany was a 1945 propaganda documentary film directed by Frank Capra. Like its companion film, Know Your Enemy: Japan, the film is a full-length exploration of why one of the two major Axis countries started World War II and what had to be done to keep them from "doing... ( 13 reviews ) Topics: WWII, Propaganda, Frank Capra
From IMDb: A young woman turns to Sherlock Holmes for protection when she's menaced by an escaped killer seeking missing treasure. However, when the woman is kidnapped, Holmes and Watson must penetrate the city's criminal underworld to find her. ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Mystery, Sherlock Holmes
1939, sound, 55 min, Technicolor, 35mm. Transferred from a 35mm nitrate print. See: Andrew Wood, "The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair," http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/wooda/middleton/index1.html. This drama illustrates the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life. The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair pits an anti-capitalist bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who... ( 18 reviews ) Topics: World's Fairs, technology, capitalism, communism, time capsules
Director D.W. Griffith's expensive, most ambitious silent film masterpiece Intolerance (1916) is one of the milestones and landmarks in cinematic history. Many reviewers and film historians consider it the greatest film of the silent era. The mammoth film was also subtitled: "A Sun-Play of the Ages" and "Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages." Griffith was inspired to make this film after watching the revolutionary Italian silent film epic Cabiria (1914) by director Giovanni... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Drama, History, D.W. Griffith